Staying Free From Limitation by Pastor Danquah
Tonight was the last meeting led by Pastor Danquah before he returns to Florida. If you live in Florida you can find him at the following address: Christian Restoration Ministries Intl., 19255 NE 3rd Ave., Miami, Fl 33169 If your church is looking for a great speaker who moves in the Spirit, contact Pastor Danquah.
We remembered our focus verse: John 8:31-32 Then Jesus said to those Jews who believed Him, “If you abide in My word, you are My disciples indeed. And you shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.
When you receive God’s Word and abide in it, you are free. Zechariah 4:6b Not by might nor by power, but by My Spirit,’ says the LORD of hosts.
God wants to bless us. When we take the NATURAL and mix it with the SUPER we have SUPERNATURAL. God is the God of possibilities. Nothing is impossible for God. God is the same yesterday, today and forever. Angels are working on God’s Word and people are being freed from limitation and bondage. A limitation is an intangible barrier. You can’t touch it, can’t see it. It is not material. Limitations intimidate our imagination, paralyzes our thinking and causes us to accept our current state as the apex of what is possible for us to do. It is demonic. We need to remember: Isaiah 54:17 No weapon formed against you shall prosper, and every tongue which rises against you in judgment you shall condemn. This is the heritage of the servants of the LORD, and their righteousness is from Me,” says the LORD. We condemn limitation in the Name of Jesus. The bondage of fear and limitation are destroyed. God creates things in the realm of the Spirit, and our freedom from limitation is already created in the realm of the Spirit. All we need to do is manifest it.
We read a story from Acts 3:1-10 Now Peter and John went up together to the temple at the hour of prayer, the ninth hour. And a certain man lame from his mother’s womb was carried, whom they laid daily at the gate of the temple which is called Beautiful, to ask alms from those who entered the temple; who, seeing Peter and John about to go into the temple, asked for alms. And fixing his eyes on him, with John, Peter said, “Look at us.” So he gave them his attention, expecting to receive something from them. Then Peter said, “Silver and gold I do not have, but what I do have I give you: In the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, rise up and walk.” And he took him by the right hand and lifted him up, and immediately his feet and ankle bones received strength. So he, leaping up, stood and walked and entered the temple with them—walking, leaping, and praising God. And all the people saw him walking and praising God. Then they knew that it was he who sat begging alms at the Beautiful Gate of the temple; and they were filled with wonder and amazement at what had happened to him.
In this passage the man was in a predicament.
1. He was LAME. He could not walk.
2. He was LAID. He depended on some person to bring him to the temple and lay him down at the temple gate. His whole life he depended on a man to bring him to the temple. We are limited when we rely on men to help us with our needs. We need to depend on God to help us get free from limitation.
With finances if we depend on the economy of America we will be limited, but if we depend on God’s economy we will not have limitations. But with God we need to follow His principles and rules. That means that we need to honor the tithe and give God 10% or more. We are not to rationalize or tithes and offerings, but depend on God. God will make a way for us. If we do not pay our tithe God has no grounds on which to rebuke the devourer.
3. He was LACKING. He was poor.
4. He was LEFT. No one sat by him. When you are sick people sympathize with you a few months, but when the sickness lasts for a long time people get tired of you. Pastor Danquah illustrated how the man must have pushed himself around with his arms, to get from one place to another, for he could not walk. No one gave him water or food during the day. He had to scoot around on the ground to bring himself to another place.
5. He was STILL LOOKING for healing and help.
6 One day he LEAPED UP and was able to walk.
One day we will leap up from whatever circumstance has bound us. OUR LEAPING TIME IS NOW! Are you poor, sick, depressed, hurting, having marriage problems? Know that your time of leaping is now. When God says, “Yes,” no demon can stand against that Word. We are Covenant Children of God, under the power of the Precious Blood of Jesus. We are bought by the Blood and under the Promise of Abraham. Ignorance of the Word puts us in bondage.
God has heard our cry. He is coming to deliver us. But He does not just deliver us out of something. He delivers us into something new. He is going to take us out of bondage to the land of milk and honey. There is a way out of obscurity, poverty, bondage, sickness. DON’T ACCEPT THE SPIRIT OF LIMITATION.
Every day this covenant child of God sat at the Temple Gate begging. He had no wheelchair and was 40 years in bondage. If this was a son or daughter, or yourself, how would you feel being so lame. But one day HE LEAPED!
Today is your day to leap. God wants to bring you out of your lameness into a new land. We can limit the potential God has placed in us. We can only hope for small things instead of the large territory that God wants us to inhabit. Limitations have nothing to do with what God has promised us. He God has promised us something, He is capable of providing it. Limitation may inhibit our progress but limitation does not have to be permanent.
Know the Truths.
1. The man had POTENTIAL. He desired people to bring him to the Temple every day. If he had no desire, he would have stayed home. Instead he went to the temple, for he desired God. If you stay where you are you will not achieve your potential. Proverbs 10:24 What the wicked dreads will overtake him; what the righteous desire will be granted.
Ephesians 3:20 Now to Him who is able to do exceedingly abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that works in us,
We need to go before the presence of God. This man daily went to the Temple.
2. The man was DILIGENT He went daily, did not miss one day. Hebrews 11:6 But without faith it is impossible to please Him, for he who comes to God must believe that He is, and that He is a rewarder of those who diligently seek Him.
We know God has sent an angel, but we don’t know when the angel will reach us. Daniel prayed 21 days. Had he stopped praying after a day or two the Archangel Michael would not have reached him. The angel was sent at the first words of Daniel’s prayer but met opposition in the spiritual realm. Even though we do not see the manifestation of our prayer does not mean God hasn’t sent the response to us.
3. The man made a DECISION. He did not make excuses to stay home, but went daily to the temple. We need to make a decision to follow Jesus and obey what He tells us to do. So many people say they are waiting on God. Some wait for years. They don’t realize God is waiting for them to take a step of faith. God is waiting for us to make a bold, Holy Spirit decision based on Scripture.
4. The man had DETERMINATION. The man had been crippled for 40 years, had never walked, but was determined to make an effort and stand up. He had to fight against years of habit of limitation.
1. He asked for ALMS from Peter. He did not realize he was going to get something even better from God through Peter, the ability to make a living and have a better way of life. When we ask God for something, He always provides far more than we can think or imagine. God can do it and do it beyond our imagination.
2. Peter told the man LOOK ON US. The man was looking at the wrong people. When we look to people we stay bound, only when we look to God can we gain our liberty from limitation. Scripture tells us we want to look to Jesus, the author and finisher of the faith. We want to look to people who will encourage us, not tear us down and point out our limitations to us. Don’t look to people who tell us we can’t do what God is telling us to do. Follow someone who has been successful at overcoming their own limitations, and know they will be able to better encourage you. We don’t try to become a mirror image of the person, but we do imitate their principles. Follow their principles and things will work out well for us. Don’t be around people who don’t encourage you.
3. The man LISTENED to God’s Word. When Peter told the man God’s Word, the man listened. REVELATION OF GOD’S WORD WILL OPEN A WAY. REVELATION IS FOLLOWED BY FAITH, AND WHEN YOU HAVE FAITH MIRACLES HAPPEN. When we receive our miracle we can speak freely of the goodness and blessedness of God. And our praise will defeat the enemy. Revelation 12:11 And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb and by the word of their testimony, and they did not love their lives to the death.
Peter laid hands on him, or as the Amplified Bible says, firmly grasped him. Nobody rises without help. We need someone to hold us and help us. God will send us a helper, maybe a person will be like an angel to us and help us. God gives us FAVOR. And favor will lift us up. We don’t need to stay in our situations forever. We are coming out of bondage.
The anointing Peter had from God helped the man to become strong. When you locate your strength you will be leaping.
Notice, the man was NOT LIMPING, he was LEAPING. If you are limping it is because you are wanting sympathy from others. But when we receive the strength of God, we are leaping over limitations. This man was limited for 40 years, but he leaped. As we worship God, He gives us new strength.
After this teaching, Pastor Danquah ministered to us, and many were touched. This was followed by many testimonies of healings that happened over the past few days.
I pray these teachings bless you. If Pastor Danquah is ministering in your area, I highly recommend sitting under the teachings of this blessed man of God.
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